Codecraft#4 - A Call to the ARMs

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Codecraft#4 - A Call to the ARMs

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Hi there !

I’m proud to announce Codecraft#4 …after 20 years in the dust I thought it’s time to revive that online compo in the same style it was done already 3 times. I still see some people around participating back then (Hi Jeffrey, Rick, …:-) ).

To promote it I released an invitro at this years Revision Demo party just now. The link to the pouet entry is here or directly to the youtube link here . It’s a 4 part 1 KByte intro with music and should run on RPi3/4. It’s called “A Call to the ARMs”.

The compo categories are 256 Byte Intro/Game, 1 KByte Intro/Game, 2 KByte Tool, 4 KByte Intro/Game. Anything goes…any RISC OS platform, oldschool or newschool…now you got 6 months to create your entry.

Check out the compo website here …it also includes links the 3 previous editions.
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Haha! Amazing to see you’re bring your ARM only compo back after all this time! 8) Sizecoding oldskool ARM2 is pretty tough without THUMB but we’ll be there. :D
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Nice! Good to see the Arc/RO scene grinding back to life - thought it would just be me for ages :)
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Yeah, I count on you both :D !...also due to your recent Archmiedes releases I thought it's a good time...and when I looked in the calender and saw...it's a 20 years anniversary I started coding my invitro last year...so now or never :D Nice BBC releases from you, by the way !
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Hi Sarah and Kieran, or anybody here who could help,...

I was wondering if you would know/have contact to any sceners of the 90's demoscene (The Nutters, Kulture, DFI (Paul Johnson), BASS,...) ? Or may be some are active even on StarDot ?

I'm trying to spread the word a bit more, as I guess most of them are not active in any way, but may be still would be interested in coding something :-)

P.S.: @Sarah: Regarding this I sent you an email to your BBC Emu site email address some days ago, as I didn't have any other mail address, but may be you didn't get it.
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Kuemmel wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:39 am
I was wondering if you would know/have contact to any sceners of the 90's demoscene (The Nutters, Kulture, DFI (Paul Johnson), BASS,...) ? Or may be some are active even on StarDot ?
Not sure how many are here, but I do remember those were good days of late night coding crazyness. :wink:

If the deadline is October, I hope I can find time between now and then to pull together a rather unique 4kb intro for ARM2.
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Kuemmel wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:39 am
Hi Sarah and Kieran, or anybody here who could help,...

I was wondering if you would know/have contact to any sceners of the 90's demoscene (The Nutters, Kulture, DFI (Paul Johnson), BASS,...) ? Or may be some are active even on StarDot ?

I'm trying to spread the word a bit more, as I guess most of them are not active in any way, but may be still would be interested in coding something :-)
Ahhh, alas I was never really in the Acorn scene BITD - I never progressed my skills beyond a few dodgy scrolltexts until after I'd moved to PC later in the 90's, so never knew any of the groups. I did contact the author of Transmortal last year, who was happy to know that I'd loved the demo on my A3000, but made it clear they had no current interest in ARM/retro coding.
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Hi there...just a reminder...only 3 weeks until deadline...I guess you all work heavily on some entries, right ;-) ?
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Already done mine!
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CodeCraft#4 is over ! I'm happy I received 9 entries in total, which is even more than one could hope for looking at the active user base :-) Here's the list:

256 Byte intro
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It spins / Progen
LightWeaver / Exoticorn
Confetti tail / Kuemmel
McBump / Optimus
Chaos Equation / Jin X

1 KByte intro
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Zoom³ / Progen
Booster / Optimus

4 KByte intro
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Relentless / Phlamethrower

2 KByte tool
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Pad / Gavin Wraith

As the compo website can't be updated due to technical reasons for some days. I'll make all the entries available for download as one package. You can download them here

To all the contributors: Feel free to add your entry to pouet right away, including video links.

Be aware that some entries work on old school Acorn Archimedes and some on latest Rasperry Pi's. Check the individual readme's.

Now the voting starts. Just drop me an email (look up my 'confetti tail' entries readme) and tell me how many points (0 to 5) you want to give an entry. Of course it only makes sense for 256 Byte and 1 KByte.

Cheers & Thanks a lot to all the contributors !!!

@EDIT1:I forgot to add that I'll keep the voting up for 2 weeks (deadline Sunday, 17th of October) so everybody has a chance to undust their old Archimedes or wait for the video uploads...we waited for 20 years anyway ;-)

@EDIT2: Pouet link with entries including links to videos is here

@EDIT3: Chaos Equation moved to 256 Byte as a shrinked version was handed in.
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Marvellous! Thanks for the video links (via pouet)
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These are all wonderful.

It is probably better if I don't vote because I don't really know enough about RISC OS or the various targeted CPUs to make an informed judgement.

I would expect the Pi-based entries would have a huge advantage here?
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Diminished wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:36 pm
It is probably better if I don't vote because I don't really know enough about RISC OS or the various targeted CPUs to make an informed judgement.

I would expect the Pi-based entries would have a huge advantage here?
Yeah, I mean there's more speed and higher resolution, and size reduction by Thumb mode possible, but then it's always if there's a nice idea those things won't matter much...it's totally okay to vote on what you like and good in general not to have a coder perspective on things only...:-)
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